ingredient

[ in-gree-dee-uhnt ]
/ ɪnˈgri di ənt /

noun

something that enters as an element into a mixture: Flour, eggs, and sugar are the main ingredients in the cake.
a constituent element of anything; component: the ingredients of political success.

Origin of ingredient

1425–75; late Middle English < Latin ingredient- (stem of ingrediēns), present participle of ingredī to go or step into, commence, equivalent to in- in-2 + -gredient- going; see gradient
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ingredient

/ (ɪnˈɡriːdɪənt) /

noun

a component of a mixture, compound, etc, esp in cooking

Word Origin for ingredient

C15: from Latin ingrediēns going into, from ingredī to enter; see ingress
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